*Project led by Michael Meschino, Chongsong Yu, Sean Smith, David Stevenson and Ferdo Simov while employed at a previous firm.
Airport Architects Canada
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
345,000 m2 – Stages 1 and 2 complete;, 425,000 m2 planned for final stage
Structural Engineering Consultant
$2B (terminal building)
2003 - Cast-in-Place Concrete in the Material Development & Innovation category (for Concrete Filled Columns)’ Ontario Concrete Association.
2006 - Innovative Design and Excellence In Architecture with Steel: Projects $75M and over, American Institute of Steel Construction
2008 - International Achievement Award Free Standing Structures, Industrial Fabrics Association International
2008 – Award of Excellence Commercial Canopies Category, Industrial Fabrics Association International
The new $2B Terminal One at Toronto Pearson International Airport accommodates domestic, international and pre-cleared trans-border traffic to the U.S.
Generous public spaces lead to clear and direct passenger processing and support facilities for airlines, government inspection agencies and other tenants. The terminal can handle over 50 million passengers annually; roughly double the airport’s pre-development traffic levels.
The building supports a 70m high apron control tower that incorporates a 50-tonne tuned mass damper system.
Ample floor openings in the Level Three departures floor, both curbside and airside, let natural light through to the Level Two arrivals floor.
Challenge: The massive new Terminal One had to be built without disturbing the ongoing operations of Pearson Airport and the 28 million passengers that passed through it each year.
Solution: The complex Central Processor arched roof system was designed for top-down to expedite the construction schedule. The early design of the Level One floor structure acted as protection for the road detour used to maintain service at the original Terminal One. A temporary support system supported the arches, each 70-m long and 1.5-m deep, until the departures level floor structure could be built to restrain the outward thrusts from the arches.